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Mother's Intuition

A Tale of Two Motherhood Transitions: Intuition vs Education

As we traverse the Motherhood Transition, there are two distinct decision-making options that are regularly discussed: mother’s intuition and education. Mother’s intuition is the ability to use internal feelings to make the best decisions, while education is utilizing external resources to gather information about particular decisions. Although these two things …

Queen In Training

Queen in Training

In BIRTHFIT, we use the term “Queen in Training” frequently to describe the time period wherein a woman begins stepping into her power. This is the time when a woman transitions from princess to queen. A princess archetype needs to be affirmed and protected; a queen archetype steps into her …

Birth Story

“Too Fit” is Not the Problem

Recently, I was attending a birth as a doula. You should know that at this point in my career, I only take on doula clients that do the work and choose to be “birth fit”. This means preparing mind, body, and soul for this monumental transition and planning for the …

The 8 Changes I Made Between My First and Second Births

What does Queen in Training Mean to Me? I have two precious little girls. I have had two incredibly different birth experiences. Before my 3 year old was born, I had never heard of BIRTHFIT and didn’t know what it meant to be a Queen in Training. I learned so …

Healing from a Traumatic C-Section (Mentally and Physically)

Some women choose a cesarean birth and it is an empowered and educated decision; we fully support those women.  But some women don’t plan to birth surgically at all, and end up with a birth story that is drastically different from the plan they had in place.  This blog is …

Healing from a Traumatic Vaginal Birth

If there is one thing that you can count on during birth, it is that birth is an unpredictable process. Birth can leave deep emotional wounds, some of which we may want to erase. Unfortunately, as conscious humans, we cannot just erase these unfavorable memories and we must process these …

BIRTHFIT Podcast Episode 117: Emily and Michael Stanwyck Share Their Home Birth Story

    Lindsey: [00:00:00] So welcome back to the BIRTHFIT podcast.   Emily: [00:00:07] Thanks.   Lindsey: [00:00:07] Yeah, tell everybody status like what’s going on. Cause if they listened before they got to hear your pregnancy episode.   Emily: [00:00:17] Yes. So we are 15 days postpartum/Old over here. …

You Are Not a Lemon! Thanks, Ina May.

I recently finished the book Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth. The book as a whole is a must read for anyone considering pregnancy or already pregnant. It is filled with countless positive birth stories and great information regarding birth in general. However the part that I just can’t get out …

5 Steps for Creating a Tranquil Birth Environment

5 Steps for Creating a Tranquil Birth Environment (As originally published on Your One Birth 01/02/17) Imagine you go to a spa for relaxation and all the lights are on, the music is booming, people are talking loudly, the air is a bit chilly, and you’re not given privacy while …

V for Vaginal, Not Victory

If you’ve listened to the podcast or attended a class you know BIRTHFIT recommends everyone write their birth story. Initially, when I was asked about my daughter’s birth I would simply say “she’s healthy and that’s all that matters.” I lied. I hid my birth story. I hid because it …